After being up to my neck in furniture and moving boxes all week, it was lovely to put on a pretty dress and sparkly Butler & Wilson jewellery to attend the celebration of 45 years of Butler & Wilson, hosted by RBS bank in the city.
Simon never does anything by halves, so the room looked beautiful for his presentation on the history and inspiration behind the brand, while we all enjoyed afternoon tea.
I then hosted a short interview with him about his 19 years at QVC, before we all adjourned for champagne and canapés on a roof terrace with views of the city skyline… all very civilised I must say.
As always, it was a pleasure to meet so many QVC customers who were
all bedecked in B & W. There were several snake necklaces in the room and I may have mentioned the forthcoming snake bangle, that I have been wearing on-air lately, to the ladies wearing them. Here's a closer look…
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The Art Deco necklace (303426) will feature in Friday's Vintage show and the snake bangle (303436) will be part of the fabulously glamorous Couture show next Sunday at 7pm. As well as the three evening shows with me, watch out for the daytime jewellery and B & W World accessories shows.
I should also mention that everything is on 3 Easy Pay for the three day anniversary. Also WATCH THIS SPACE next week when we will be running a competition to win something large and sparkly from Butler & Wilson that is not currently available to buy on QVC!!!
It would appear that Butler & Wilson also have a fan in Sophie's cat Milo – or maybe he was searching for his brother Wilfie. Daniel and Wilfie's move went very smoothly on Tuesday and I'm pleased to say we left them, after going to dinner at his local pub, with a flat that looked very homely.
His dad had put up a shelf for the cook's essentials pans so they are out on show and his Lock & Lock arrived Tuesday morning too, along with my new HP wireless printer so that Dan could have our old one.
It did feel strange coming home to a house that Dan and Wilfie no longer lived in, so it was a good job that Sophie was on hand for a hug and to mop up the tears and soften the blow. Milo needs to do his job too with purrs and cuddles as I am missing Wilfie, who had been part of my life since Sophie rescued the two brothers when they were five weeks old. Here's a pic of little Wilfie then and now…
Speaking of Milo, he was in my bad books on Wednesday night when I got home to find a note on the front door saying 'SORRY JULIA!!' The little monkey had chewed right through my mobile phone charger cable. So for anyone who has been unable to reach me on my mobile … blame Milo!
I hope you can join me for a QVC Selection at 4pm and Fashion on Friday at 5pm later today and, of course, for the Butler & Wilson Anniversary next weekend.
P.S. Tonight's TSV is Revitalash… it's a shame I'm not on with Natalia, to flutter my long lashes thanks to Revitalash. Plus, I've also been using the Revitabrow and now no longer need eyebrow pencil!!!